General Information about the
Thomas J. Long Business Library

The Thomas J. Long Business Library occupies two levels of the Student Services Building of the Walter A. Haas School of Business. The school and the library were designed by the late Charles Moore and his colleagues at Moore Ruble Yudell. The library, which opened to the public in January 1995, was built with funds generously provided by the Thomas J. Long Foundation, with additional gifts from the Clarence E. Heller Estate, the family and friends of Steven V. White, as well as other generous alumni and friends of the School.

The library's entry level is devoted to public services including circulation and reserves services, the Steven V. White Business Information Center, which provides reference and research assistance to the library's clients, and a variety of networked and other public-access online information workstations.

The lower level of the library contains the Clarence E. Heller Reading Room for current business newspapers, the current periodicals stacks, the library's microform collection, the book and bound periodical stacks, group study rooms (which may be reserved on EMS for use by Haas School students), general study areas, individual study carrels, and restrooms. Copy service rooms are located on both levels of the library.

The library provides 55 individual study carrels and more than 25 sharable work tables for students to use. Electrical outlets are located in most tables, with Airbears wireless network access throughout the library.

Collection Overview

The Thomas J. Long Business Library houses the major collection of business administration materials on the University of California, Berkeley campus. The Long Library's collections emphasize the academic and scholarly aspects of business to support the research and teaching mission of the university. Special strengths of the collection include: business ethics, company and business history, corporate finance, corporate social responsibility, entrepreneurship, family business, high technology industries, innovation and technological change, and nonprofit management.

The collection, which spans our physical library, offsite storage in Richmond, and the web, includes over 150,000 books, 1.6 million microforms, and thousands of subscriptions in digital format. A large digital library in the social sciences supports the interdisciplinary research needs of graduate students and faculty.

The 1994 Nobel Prize Medal in Economic Science

1994 Nobel Prize Medal in Economic Science

In 1995, Professor Emeritus John C. Harsanyi donated his Nobel Prize to the Thomas J. Long Business Library. The Library gratefully acknowledges receiving this honor. Visitors may view the medal in a special case in the library's entrance lobby.

Dr. Harsanyi was awarded the Nobel Prize in 1994, with John F. Nash (Princeton) and Reinhard Selten (Rheinische Friedrich-Wilhelms Universit├Ąt Bonn), for their pioneering analysis of equilibria in the theory of noncooperative games. Hungarian-born Dr. Harsanyi taught at the University of California, Berkeley from 1964 until his retirement in 1990 and was a frequent user of the Long Library.

Historical Annual Reports Collection

In June 2013, the Long Business Library merged its special collection of paper annual reports with the Historical Corporate Reports held by Harvard's Baker Library. The entire collection is now housed at Harvard. UC Berkeley students, faculty, and staff can get high-quality scans on demand from Harvard. Please contact Hilary Schiraldi for assistance.

The Long Business Library continues to maintain its collection of corproate reports on microfiche: